An example of something opportune is a job opening up in your field right after graduation.
- right for the purpose; fitting in regard to circumstances: said of time
- happening or done at the right time; seasonable; well-timed; timely
Origin of opportuneMiddle English from Middle French from Classical Latin opportunus, literally , at or before the port from ob- (see ob-) + portus, port
- Suited or right for a particular purpose: an opportune place to make camp.
- Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time: an opportune arrival.
Origin of opportuneMiddle English from Old French opportun from Latin opportūnus from ob portum (veniēns) (coming) toward port ob to ; see ob- . portum accusative of portus harbor ; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more opportune, superlative most opportune)
Latin opportunus, from the phrase: ob portum veniens ("coming towards a port").